Are You Confused About Making End-of-Life Decisions?
The United Conference of Catholic Bishops has a pamphlet which will assist you in planning for the end of your life. The pamphlet is ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVES: PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE. Pick up a pamphlet in the Vestibule or read it at www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/2014/advance-medical-directives.cfm.
We praise you, Lord, today for the gift of life. Teach us to live according to your will. Prepare us for the end of our days and weeks by opening our eyes to the reality of death and the calming of our hearts of their fears and anxieties. Help us to be compassionate to those we know who are sick and dying. Show us how to give them loving care. Protect the dying and preserve the dignity and rights of those who will soon die. Welcome these children into your life, with you. Bestow on all of us the grace to give comfort and hope unto eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN
40 Days for Life Wrap-Up: A HUGE thank you to all participants of the Portland 40 Days for Life campaign whether on site or in prayer!
Internationally, 613 babies were saved during this campaign – that we know of! And since 2008:
9,586 lives saved
105 abortion workers quit
59 abortion centers closed, 6 in Oregon!
3,336 local campaigns
Keep in mind that these aren’t just numbers. That’s 613 individual human beings … and their moms, dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. Each time a mother says “yes” to life, the impact is profound. For more details, go to www.40daysforlife.com.